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  • Social justice statement spurs 'productive conversation'

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 07, 2018 (3 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid ongoing discussion of social justice in the Southern Baptist Convention, more than 5,500 people -- many of them Southern Baptists -- have signed a statement claiming "lectures on social issues" in the church and "activism aimed at reshaping the wider culture" "tend to become distractions that inevitably lead to departures from the gospel."

    Since its publication Sept. 4, the Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel, with Bible teacher John MacArthur as the lead signatory, has drawn diverse reactions from Southern Baptists. The statement stemmed from a June 19 meeting in Dallas involving 14 evangelicals of various denominations. Read More

  • Bible-based social justice aim of Cincinnati Baptists

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, October 13, 2017 (one year ago)

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    CINCINNATI (BP) -- Civil unrest sparked by the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., opened Mark Snowden’s eyes to a dilemma. What is the responsibility of Southern Baptist pastors in seeking the social justice that Jesus would demand?

    Snowden, now director of missional leadership for the Cincinnati Area Baptist Association (CABA), assembled a diverse team of four Cincinnati pastors to study the question of justice from a biblical standpoint. The result is a new report focused on societal and biblical truths from the study group and a list of seven recommendations from Snowden available to pastors within the association and online. Read More